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Colourtrend: Bring Colour to your Outdoor Living

The Colourtrend Weather Collection has been specifically selected to work in harmony with the Irish landscape and to offer you the best protection against extreme weather conditions.
The earth pigments used to create the palette mean the colours will blend beautifully into any landscape, urban or rural, and on all types of property, large or small – giving your home long-lasting good looks, whatever the Weather.

Whether you are painting your masonry walls, outdoor furniture, shed, gate, wood or metal - we have a finish that will keep them looking better for longer and a colour you will love living with.

Colourtrend Bring Colour to your Outdoor Living with Rachel Hobbs | Weirs of Baggot St | Shop Online


Don’t be afraid to bring colour to your outdoor living with these top tips:

On Thursday the 22nd of April 2020 we were lucky enough to tune in to a fantastic Facebook live hosted by Colourtrend Paints and featuring  Interior Design Superstar, Rachel Hobbs. Throughout the Live Chat both Daragh and Rachel gave us some brilliant insight into bringing colour to your outdoor living. We jotted down some notes below:

-When considering external paint go one shade darker as the light outside is much brighter

-Don’t be afraid of Dark colours as they create an anchor and help everything feel more grounded

-Exterior paint can be daunting as there’s a lot more paint involved. Best thing is to start small, choose one colour that you love and then build from there.

-When choosing house colours start with two shades you enjoy and build each with a toning shade. Rach suggests similar light shade for windows and trim, dark rich shade for plinth and fun tonal shade for front door


  1. What is the perfect shade for Outdoor Sheds?
  2. Lots of variables involved i.e what way the light comes in, how bigs the yard, do you want a stand out shed or something to blend in etc.

-Rach recommended Burrowing, Mucky Swan and Peat Basket. All very earthy tones that would make a good background to naturally compliment the garden/surrounds, but could also make a statement


  1. What’s a dark colour for garden walls? Is Black too harsh?
  2. Dressage or Four Arches.

-Rachel prefers hints of green or earthy tones as they tend to be warmer than cold greys or blacks like Dressage. Tones with greens and browns tend to bring more joy

-Note: Green is a relaxing, soft colour and speaks to the natural environment of Ireland. Any shade of green will sit comfortably in a garden.

Q.What goes well with a Navy? Looking for a warm neutral

  1. Profound (as Navy example) paired with Covert Feather and Four Arches.

Rachel explains working with tonal colours. Examples: start with Watch House and move up or down towards Covert Feather or Foraging.

Keep in mind multiple variables to take into account before choosing exterior colours. Prep and research are most important.

You can find Rachel on instagram @rachelhobbsinteriors
You can find Colourtrend on instagram @colourtrendpaints

Check out the Live video in the link below:

We now offer the full collection of Colourtrend Paint on our website. If you're looking for more inspiration of How-to-videos check out our Pinterest and YouTube Channel

If you're looking for more information or advice please feel free to contact us via email: or call us in store on 01-6685229. 

Happy painting!


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